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CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
, and eventually, that was replaced by the system we have now, which is fully automated, and the fbi runs the national instant check system. >> host: actually, the way it worked is through or the 25-year period was in effect the honor system. you went in to buy a gun, and they said, craig, are you a felon? if you said no, you can buy the gun. >> guest: right. the 68 act allowed people to lie and get away with it, absolutely, and that was not changed, actually, until the gravy act when the nics eventually later came into play. >> host: the nra supporting things, the 68 act, prominent republicans supporting it. when did the mind set change and become different here? >> guest: well, interestingly, came as a surprise to me, too, to learn the nra was founded by two "new york times" reporters. >> host: now i know who to blame. >> guest: what they were concerned about was being prepared for national defense like the first world war and making sure that we have enough people in the country who knew how to use firearms that we would not be defeated if it came to a war. >> host: when i grew up
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 12:00pm EST
automated and the fbi runs to check system. >> host: actually the way over for the 25 year period was in effect the honor system. unh by god and they said are you a felon? if you said no come you got to buy your gun. >> guest: to 68 act would allow people to lie and get away with it and that wasn't changed until the brady act. msn and acs came in. >> host: said the nra supporting things, 68 act, republicans supporting it. when did the nra change and how did that mindset become different here? >> guest: interestingly, it came a sort of a surprise to me to learn that the ira was originally founded by two former "new york times" supporters. but what they were concerned about was being prepared for national defense like the first world war and making sure we had enough people in the country who knew had used firearms that we would be defeated if it came to a war. >> host: when i was going to pick up my marksmanship badges that ymca camp. i kept those badges, too. i kept those badges, too. i was a different nra. >> guest: the nra still does a lot of worthwhile training and certifying of ab
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 12:00am EST
those checks and right now the system we have now is fullly automated one by the fbi. >> host: the way it work was in effect the honor system you. went in and bought a guy and they ask you, craig, are you a felon? if you said, no, you got to buy a gun. >> guest: the '68 act would allow people to lie and get away with. that wasn't changed in the brady act, and that's when -- >> host: the nra is supporting things, the '68 act, the prominent republicans supporting it. when did the nra change and when -- how did that mindset become different here? >> guest: well, interestingly, came as a sort of a surprise to me, too to learn the nra was initially founded by two former "new york times" reporters. >> host: now i know who to blame. >> guest: they were concerned about being prepared for national defense, like the first world war and making sure we had enough people in the country who knew how to use firearms, that we wouldn't be defeated if it came to a war. >> host: when i was growing up i had my marksmanship in camp. >> guest: my son got one. >> host: i kept those badges, too. quite a prize
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